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Navigation 1&2 Weekend
Learn the basics of map and compass navigation in this weekend course that combines our Navigation 1&2 courses including a field day in the mountains.
You'll learn to use topographic maps to read contour lines, identify features, keep track of your location and make excellent route plans before you hike, then continue into compass skills including cardinal directions, bearings and declination.
Over the course of a Saturday classroom and Sunday field session, find out how to integrate your map and compass knowledge for effective navigation across any terrain.
Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, materials.
Navigation 3 - GPS and Digital Tools
Learn the basic functions of a GPS unit and how the features and limitations of GPS technology apply to backcountry navigation. We'll introduce you to finding your location, marking waypoints, creating and following a route, and saving and interpreting the data recorded on a trip. Discover how to use a GPS unit including some hands-on practice outdoors, then explore app options for planning and tracking on computer and phone.
Prerequisite: Using Maps. Includes: instructor, materials, use of GPS unit.